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St. Francis de Sales Award: Past Winners
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St. Francis de Sales Award Winners

For outstanding contribution to Catholic journalism

 

Year Awarded

Awarded To

Contributions to Catholic Journalism

1959

Dale Francis

for his "Operation Understanding" edition of Our Sunday Visitor

1960

Frank A. Hall

for long service as director-editor of NC News Service

1961

Rev. John Courtney Murray, S.J.

for his book, "We Hold These Truths"

1962

Rev. Albert J. Nevins, M.M.

for directions of the CPA Latin American Program

1963

Floyd Anderson, K.S.G.

for his long-term contributions to the Catholic Press

1964

Rev. Patrick O'Connor, S.S.C.

for his long-term contributions to the Catholic Press

1965

John Cogley

for his work as Religious News Service Vatican II correspondent

1966

Joseph A. Breig

for his long-term contributions to the Catholic Press

1967

Rev. John Reedy, C.S.C.

for his position paper on revitalization of the CPA

1968

Most Rev. James P. Shannon

for his liaison between bishops and the press as USCC press officer

1969

no award given

1970

Rev. Msgr. Robert G. Peters

for long-term service as editor of the Catholic Post, Peoria, and his service as chairman of the CPA/NC Liaison Committee

1971

Francis A. (Bill) Fink

for 40 years of service with Our Sunday Visitor and long service to the Catholic press

1972

Rev. Jeremy Harrington, O.F.M.

for his superior work as editor of St. Anthony Messenger magazine

1972

Thomas A. Brennan (special)

for service as legal counsel of the CPA

1973

Robert E. Burns

for his outstanding work directing the operations of Claretian Publications, U.S. Catholic, and allied activities

1974

Gerard E. Sherry

for his excellent service as editor, writer and reporter and for his work with the Catholic Press Association

1975

Rev. John B. Sheerin, C.S.P.

for his quarter-century as editor of Catholic World, and for his outstanding ecumenical, international and social welfare activities

1976

Lillian R. Block

for her many years of service to the Catholic press and other media as editor/director of Religious News Service

1977

A.E.P. Wall

for his example and promotion of high journalistic standards here and abroad, and for introducing the wire service at NC News Service

1978

Donald J. Thorman

for his service in several Catholic press positions, and as editor and publisher of National Catholic Reporter

1979

Rev. Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.

for his outstanding work in shaping the context of responsible freedom in which Catholic writers and editors should operate

1980

Rev. Thurston N. Davis, S.J.

for leading America magazine, as editor, for directing the John La Farge Institute, and for his work as consultant to the USCC

1981

John F. Fink

for his outstanding services to the CPA and the International Catholic Union of the Press, and for exemplifying and encouraging Catholic press excellence

1982

Allen C. Bradley

for his complete dedication to the Catholic press and for his outstanding service on the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee

1983

Ethel M. Gintoft

for her professionalism, for being a trailbreaker for women in journalism, and her service to the CPA

1984

Rev. Msgr. George Gilmary Higgins

for nearly 40 years analyzing the toughest social questions of his day, mainly through his NC News Service column, The Yardstick

1984

Most Rev. John P. Foley (special)

for his selection as president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications; and service as editor of The Catholic Standard & Times and CPA officer

1985

Rev. Norman J. Muckerman, C.SS.R

for service as editor of Ligourian and CPA president, and as "professional leader and spiritual father figure" of the Catholic press

1986

Moises Sandoval

for service as editor of Maryknoll and Revista Maryknoll magazines; and for his commitment to proclaim the truth in lands of the underprivileged and oppressed

1987

Edward S. Skillin

for his integrity, faith, charity, and commitment to the Church, and for 50 years of service to Catholic journalism at Commonweal magazine

1987

Charles J. McNeill (special)

for more than 50 years of service to the entire Catholic press and the CPA

1988

Deacon Henry Libersat

for management of five editions of The Florida Catholic, service to the CPA and its members and courageous and community-centered journalism.

1988

James A. Doyle (special)

for dedicated service to CPA as executive director, 1958-1988, counseling the Catholic press family with patience, wit, and integrity for 30 years.

1989

Rev. Owen F. Campion

for excellence in his long career in religious journalism and in service to the CPA. Gracious, diplomatic, untiring devotion; a fine Southern gentleman.

1990

Penny Lernoux (posthumously)

for being an exemplary journalist who continually pushed herself and others to live according to the challenges of the Gospel.

1991

Henry Gosselin

for his outstanding example as a dedicated and innovative Catholic editor of an award-winning newspaper.

1992

Albina Aspell

for her distinctive and eloquent leadership in the Catholic press and for her role as a dynamic force and inspiration.

1993

Rev. John Catoir

for his long-time, outstanding contributions to the Catholic Church through books, syndicated column, articles and the Christopher News Notes.

1994

Barbara Beckwith

for her dedication and effort in being a resourceful ambassador for the Catholic press in communications circles in the United States and worldwide through UCIP.

1995

Thomas N. Lorsung

for a commitment to excellence, a belief in the power of the written word, an ability to take leadership roles in guiding the press to growth and development.

1996

Rev. Mark J. Brummel, C.M.F.

for his years of editorial direction, professional publishing leadership and his gentle guidance of the many Catholic publications he has made possible

1997

Rev. Norman Perry, O.F.M.

for being a powerful voice for thoughtfulness, fairness and reason in his work as editor ofSt. Anthony Messenger, and for his dedication to the Catholic press.

1998

Arthur L. McKenna

for his love of the Catholic press, his many selfless contributions and dedication over many years as CPA president, vice president, treasurer, board member and "mentor to all.”

1999

Robert G. Hoyt

for his lifetime of service to the Catholic press, journalistic integrity and his lifelong promotion of truth and human dignity.

2000

Christopher Gunty

for his zest for his mission as a Catholic journalist. Chris embodies all that is redeeming about Catholic journalism.

2001

Anne Buckley

for her enthusiasm for the job, personal sacrifice and dedication.

2001

Avery Cardinal Dulles (special)

for his contributions to the Catholic press.

2002

Dennis Heaney

for his willingness to defend journalistic integrity; his deep and active spiritual life and his caring for people.

2003

Jerry Filteau

for a career of uncompromising journalism in the service of the Catholic press.

2004

Gerald Costello

for his outstanding and long-continuing performance in Catholic journalism with precisely the excellence, originality and initiative the award standards demand.

2005

Oscar Reyes

for his great faith, his remarkable strength of character and for his editorial excellence and innovation.

2006

Rev. Jack Wintz, OFM

for his dedication to justice through the power of Catholic journalism and for radiating the truthful, gentle spirit of St. Francis de Sales.

2006

Owen P. McGovern (special)

for being a champion of the Catholic press during his service to the CPA as executive director, 1988-2005.

2007

John Thavis

for his in-depth knowledge of the workings of the Vatican and his ability to share that with fellow journalists and Catholic press readers.

2008

Chic Davis

for his knowledge and expertise in business and advertising, and for his perseverance to deliver value to the dioceses and its readers through Catholic publications.

2009

Karen M. Franz

for her leadership in the CPA and for serving as a role model to editors and to all women determined to pursue their vocation as Catholic journalists.

2010

Anthony Spence

for his contribution to the Catholic press, his leadership in the CPA and for seeing the importance of multimedia journalism as part of the mission of the church in the world.

2011

Robert Zyskowski

for his leadership, commitment to excellence and his ability to understand the big picture. He studies the demographic and readership trends that are changing the way the Catholic press must do business if it is to fulfill its mission in the future.

2012

Helen Osman

for the affirming, collaborative way she works. She is a role model for women leaders in the Catholic media and elsewhere for her ability to win the ear of decision makers through her character, her intelligence, vision and her grace under pressure.

2013

Peter Finney

for his unequaled skills and outstanding leadership, all this is done with class, steady encouragement and enduring grace.

2014

Jim Lackey

for the first-rate quality of his reporting and editing, the wide reach of his work, and his tireless dedication to make the Catholic press great.

2015

Greg Erlandson

for his long-term contributions to multiple Catholic publications, his work with the Vatican and his leadership and contributions to the CPA.

2016

Maria de Lourdes Ruiz Scaperlanda

for her dedication to Catholic media for more than 30 years, and for telling the human side of many of the tough social and political issues facing our state, Church and nation.

2016

Archbishop Claudio Celli (special)

for being an ardent supporter and advocate for the Catholic press around the world.

 

 

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